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Scraping pages to get prices can be considered as OpenData

There's a big difference between “available to the public” and “belonging to the public”. By accessing a privately-owned website, you are accepting its terms and conditions. These conditions typically ...
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Where can I find examples of open data being used in business?

The answers to the question on open data stories might also be useful to you. I've summarized some of those and added some more (courtesy of Anastasios Ventouris, pattern-recognition, Charles ...
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Data Licenses for US Government Data not in data.gov

Each of the datasets on Data.gov describes the license used (see the upper left items on the dataset page). The intent for data provided by the U.S. Government (whether it is on Data.gov or not) is to ...
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Graph of Landsat Downloads?

Apparently, here: Source: http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/files/2015/01/free-and-open-data-policy-graph-no-footnote.jpg Here is the original post, noting cost savings from Landsat. http://landsat....
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Why is CSV "better" than Excel in 5 star open data schema?

Quality of the file format doesn’t matter. And it doesn’t matter if a specific application is needed for working with the file format (or if there exists such an application at all). It only matters ...
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Open sports data

Open Sports Data has been around for awhile, as sports have some extremely involved fans. Here is some data, references, and resources: General Sports Sports Data Query Language (SDQL) ...
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From an entrepreneur's perspective, are there reasons to open data?

One reason to open your data is that the people who may be using the data may not be your competitors; by putting it out there for other people to use, there may be people who are able to find ...
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Data Licenses for US Government Data not in data.gov

On the licensing questions, you'd want to retain an IP attorney. Everyone above is correct to state that works by the US government are explicitly excluded under US Copyright Act protection, but there ...
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What forums / boards do you use to answer open data questions?

This one obviously. I also use http://reddit.com/r/opendata, and more recently the Open Knowledge Foundation's forums (http://discuss.okfn.org/) but that's for a project specific to them so I can't ...
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Where can I find examples of open data being used in business?

Restricting to US businesses, this research is the most complete http://www.opendata500.com/ It lists a lot of companies with the kind of data they use.
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Where can I find examples of open data being used in business?

Just off the top of my head, not counting the various companies doing scientific research: USGS maps : used by resource exploration (eg, oil) companies, travel expeditions (canoe / hiking trips) ...
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What happens to the data submitted to the DDL?

Great questions- and ones that we try to answer as clearly as possible. We've got a slew of links on the submission page including FAQs- but how would you want the information presented so that it's ...
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Open sports data

Check out data.world - a social network for data people, that are building the world’s most collaborative, abundant, and meaningful data resource. Below are some example sports-related datasets, and ...
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How to download an online ArcGIS Feature Layer without an ArcGIS license?

You can use QGIS to save the data from this service to all supported vector file formats. I have tried adding the url https://dservices1.arcgis.com/0MSEUqKaxRlEPj5g/arcgis/services/...
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Forbes.com writer looking for up-and-running examples of data driven applications that improve human services in government

Some colleagues and I started cataloging some different interesting ways government data is being used: https://github.com/18F/ideas/issues/2 I'm no expert on this, and this doesn't quite answer ...
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What forums / boards do you use to answer open data questions?

National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting, mailing list NICAR is an oldie and a goodie. http://www.ire.org/resource-center/listservs/archives/
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Journalism examples using officials public data portals?

Well, here's one: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/the-most-ignored-parking-sign-in-melbourne-20140512-zraek.html Here's the background: http://www.theage.com.au/data-point/blogs/the-crunch--data-...
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From an entrepreneur's perspective, are there reasons to open data?

So if you compare Open Data to Open Source, than Open* seems to be a good strategy to survive in a small market segment. Some typical advantages can be in case of collaborative work - open is much ...
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Where can I find a repository of open data stories?

Check out www.dataforgood.io, a platform for sharing data-driven projects for social good. It's maybe the first crowdsourced directory of such projects. Anyone can post. There are not only open data ...
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What are good examples of open data dashboards?

The World Bank: Data Open Government (US) Open Data Communities (UK) San Francisco Data
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What are good examples of open data dashboards?

You already listed a bunch. There's also Philadelphia's Open Data Pipeline Whitehouse Scorecard
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Automate API Queries

Well, if you take a look at this link, you can get a good idea of what's going on. Basically, the IATI hold data which references data which is hosted elsewhere. They act a lot like the index in a ...
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Linked Open Data Statistics

LOD Cloud has some data/statistics from its beginnings, leading up to 2014, in a variety of formats: LOD Cloud History Related information: LOD Cloud explains how they mined the data for their sets, ...
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How do I download a Socrata graph or map definition I have created?

I see our support team responded to your support request you posted to support.socrata.com. The gist of the answer, for others' benefit, is that this is not currently supported but we are passing this ...
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People check-in Dataset

You can find a Gowalla dataset at SNAP repository https://snap.stanford.edu/data/loc-gowalla.html Gowalla is a location-based social networking website where users share their locations by ...
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API for getting data from a disease name?

Have you tried a Wolfram Alpha search. There is a lot of information there. Wolfram|Alpha: lung adenocarcinoma You can get this information in Mathematica as well for analysis by using the ...
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Looking for dataset of pharmacy Locations in Chicago area

The NPPES (npi) database released by CMS every month is one place to look. They have a record for everyone that has been issued an NPI number, which are needed to invoice and bill medicare and ...
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methods to build your own data set from public domain data sources

First, you "stand on the shoulders of giants." Very little research or data collection is done entirely from 'scratch' (where 'scratch' corresponds to your first example). You build off of previous ...
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Implications of "For official use only"

The warning says nothing about using the data. Unauthorized activities are prohibited. Don't set up your own website or store your vacation images on their servers even if there is unfettered access ...
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Is there a site that has comprehensive list of data, along with descriptions, meta data etc?

No. Though there's various parties trying to build or assemble such a collection, I've found the external links from this wikipedia page to be quite a good start: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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